STRENGTHS - Kelly shows the willingness to be physical at the POA. He shows the ability to use the punch effectively in pass pro, although he is very inconsistent with this. He shows the strength to move smaller defenders off the LOS. Okay footwork combined with his effectiveness to slide well enables him to react when a DL is able to get around him. Kelly is able to get to the 2nd level at an efficient speed.
WEAKNESSES - Kelly needs to do a better job of attacking at the POA as he has a fairly slow first step comparatively. While he does slide his feet well and has smooth footwork, he does not turn his hips quick enough to recover effectively if a DL is able to get a first step and has the speed to turn the edges. Kelly has a tendency to stand straight and fails to bend his knees enough so he can withstand the pressure and strength of DL and therefore can be pushed back easily and gives the DL a better opportunity at turning the corner.
SUMMARY - Kelly is a physical player that shows signs of effectiveness. He has okay footwork and slides well and did a nice job of controlling the smaller and slower DL in college. However, against the bigger and faster DL he struggled on a consistent basis. He showed very poor body control and needs to do a better job of bending his knees and exploding into his blocks rather than standing straight with very little knee bend, allowing the defender to easily gain position on him and knock him back. He reacts slowly against the quicker DL and they show the ability to get by him and get to the QB quickly. Overall, Kelly was a solid OT at Oregon State, but has not proven to me that he can develop into a starter in the NFL which is why I would not draft him.